America always has been an exceptional nation. People in other countries recognize that America is unique. It's why so many of those fleeing foreign oppression come to the "land of the free."
What made the U.S. great were its principles, not its officials. America was different from most other nations. It was committed to limited government and individual liberty, alien concepts in most countries. The U.S. attempted to restrain government abuse through the separation of powers, another unusual idea, especially at a time of absolute monarchs.
Federalism protected different levels of community. Not every dispute was decided at the national level. more >>
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – The United States government is afraid to work directly with persecuted Iraqi and Syrian Christians because it doesn't want America to look like a "crusader army," prominent human rights lawyer and religious freedom advocate Nina Shea said Friday.
While speaking on a panel discussion focusing on global persecution at International Christian Concern's first annual conference on the persecuted church, Shea, the director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, detailed the U.S government's troubling pattern of indifference toward the plight of persecuted Christians across the world.
In addressing whether or not it will be plausible for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq to have their own province in the Nineveh Plain once the Islamic State is defeated so that Christians can return to their homelands, Shea stressed that she doesn't think that such outcome could happen because Christians would have serious trouble defending the land. more >>
On the morning of June 24, the world awoke to a changed Europe. With the so-called 'Brexit' referendum, the UK voted to leave the European Union, and as such, the EU lost one of its most important member nations. Almost immediately, there were calls from France, Italy, and the Netherlands to hold similar referenda, jeopardizing the entire EU experiment.
While a number of scholars and commentators have interpreted the Brexit as indicative of the wave of nationalism that is sweeping Europe and much of the world, many have missed the significance of this wave for a resurgent conservative traditionalism in the West.
It is most certainly the case that the world is going through a radical realignment along nationalist and provincialist lines. From Bosnia to Chechnya, Rwanda and Barundi, from South Sudan to Scotland, populations have been turning increasingly inward for civic and cultural identity. more >>
In an exclusive interview with The Christian Post, Pastor Paula White talks about Donald Trump's faith and why she supports him for president. She also responds directly to the many Christians who either don't support Trump or are still unsure of who to vote for this November.
James Dobson recently reported he had heard that Paula White led Donald Trump to Christ, and Trump is now a "baby Christian." CP asked White about that, as well as other questions about Trump's faith. White also responded to criticisms that she is a proponent of the prosperity gospel.
White, senior pastor at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, was one of Trump's early supporters. In September 2015, she was one of about 40 religious leaders who met with Trump for a private prayer service at Trump Tower in New York. Last month, she attended Trump's meeting with over 900 evangelical leaders and was appointed to Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board. more >>
The next U.K. prime minister will be a woman, results from the Members of Parliament ballot confirmed on Thursday, with the battle for the Conservative Party leadership set to be between Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom.
BBC News reported that May won the second MPs ballot with 199 votes, while Leadsom picked up 84 of the votes. Justice Secretary Michael Gove dropped out of the race after receiving only 46 votes, leaving May and Leadsom in a head-to-head battle for the post that David Cameron is vacating.
Five Conservative contenders had initially been campaigning for Cameron's post, but that number is now down to two, with results expected to be announced on Sept. 9. more >>
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order commissioning former megachurch pastor Rob Bell to write a gender-neutral Bible.
Meant to serve as a corollary to Obama's demands that public schools allow boys to go into girls' bathrooms, the executive order will give Bell $7 million to research, write and and publish a Bible that breaks through the barriers of gender.
In a rare White House press briefing, Obama said Bell is the most competent person for the job. more >>